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'Super Sweet 100' Tomato
This cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) plant produces an abundance of candy-sweet, bite-size tomatoes all season.
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'Black Seeded Simpson' Loose-Leaf Lettuce
This loose-leaf lettuce (Latuca sativa) is an heirloom that matures early in the season, with a tender texture and delicate flavor.
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'Bush Champion' Cucumber
This variety (Cucumis sativus) has a compact habit (or characteristic appearance of a plant) that allows it to thrive in containers, producing crisp, bright-green fruits in abundance.
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'Carnival' Sweet Pepper
This variety (Capsicum annuum) produces sweet, mild peppers in a range of cheerful colors. For a hot pepper, 'Jalapeno M' has an intense, medium-hot flavor and is suitable for containers.
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An Italian heirloom, this variety (Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris) is also known as a striped beet for its globe-shaped, mild-flavored, red-and-white flesh.
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'Danvers Half Long' Carrot
This carrot (Daucus carota ssp. sativus), a popular heirloom, has an excellent flavor and doesn't require deep soil.
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'Early French Breakfast' Radish
This variety (Raphanus sativus) is a heat-tolerant heirloom radish with superior crunch.
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'Fordhook Giant' Swiss Chard
This type of Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) is an easy-to-grow, heat-resistant heirloom that does not bolt; it has a mild flavor.
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'Kentucky Wonder Brown' Bean
This variety of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), an heirloom with a distinctive flavor, has been popular since the mid-19th century.
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'Rosa Bianca' Eggplant
This eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a sweet-flavored Italian heirloom with lovely, creamy flesh.
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'Saffron' Summer Squash
This variety (Curcurbita pepo) grows on a productive, bushy plant that provides an early harvest.
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'Sugar Ann' Pea
This pea (Pisum sativum) is an award-winning snap pea that grows in a bush form and doesn't require staking.
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This variety of spinach (Spinacia oleracea) tolerates heat better than other spinach cultivars, making it a three-season crop in temperate climates.
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